London… With a Twist

by Jules on March 1, 2014

We all know all about London. From the Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, to the… sorry almost fell asleep there. Visiting London’s obvious and notorious sites is great for those who have never been before, but in this day and age many people have. Furthermore, there is more to visiting any city than just the major attractions. Here is London but with a twist. The sites and places that don’t involve just standing around taking pictures but actually have a load of fun!

Patty & Bun

Well food makes the world go round and there isn’t much you can enjoy visiting anywhere without a full stomach, so we’ll start with what could possibly be the best place to eat in town. Patty & Bun, a hip burger joint in Marylebone, has the most delicious burgers in London bar none!

Its funky interior boasts a sort of reggae vibe and if you’re not chilled upon entering, you will be once you have a bite of their burgers and fries (which are thin and tasty as)!

It can get really busy however and so it’s better to go at a time of day and day when you wouldn’t expect too many visitors to be there.

The View from the Shard

Now while the Shard isn’t a currently a major worldwide-known London attraction, it will certainly be so in less than a few years time. As the tallest building in the European Union and the second tallest building in Europe it’s fair to say that the Shard will grow in reputation upon its official opening on February 1, this year.

Visitors will be able to go to near the top of the building and there will be no better place to really take in London in all its splendour from a high point than the Shard.

In fact, it will take just 30 seconds to reach the ‘View’, which is a four-story observation deck on floors 68 to 72 of the Shard.

It will be 244 metres (800 feet) up and that is almost double the height of any other viewing point in London.

Kempton Park

The London 2012 Olympic Games demonstrated to the world that there is a proud and strong sporting side infused throughout the capital. From the Olympic Stadium to White Hart Lane and Wembley Stadium there are a range of fantastic and historic sites to see throughout the city.

However, one lesser known site that is nonetheless just as good as the others is Kempton Park in Surrey.

An institution in British and world horseracing, Kempton Park has seen countless classic horse races throughout the years. From Arkle bullying other horses to Kauto Star’s numerous demonstrations of world-class skill and agility this place has seen it all.

Races are still held here and sporty visitors would be wise to take up the chance to visit this fantastic ground.

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